For work enquiries, please contact my agent Jodie Hodges: JHodges@unitedagents.co.uk
For anything event / workshop related, please use the contact form on the 'EVENTS' tab at the top of this page.
If you like my books and want to tell me then you can reach me at email@example.com or on any of the social media buttons at the top of this page (don't forget to follow me too!)
If you prefer the personal touch then you can send any fan mail to me care of my publisher:
Matty Long c/o Children's Books Department
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street
I love getting fan mail but please allow a while for me to respond - amazing though it is I still need to fit writing and sending a response around my work schedule. These gnomes don't draw themselves!
Here are some answers to the more commonly asked questions I get asked - hopefully this will save us each an email ;-)
When will your book be released in the US?
The first two Super Happy Magic Forest Picturebooks - SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST and SHMF: SLUG OF DOOM (Super Slug of Doom: A Super Happy Magic Forest Story in the US) were published in the US by Scholastic. Everything after has yet to be published over there. Keep an eye on my social media channels and this website where I'll update if I have any new information.
How can I get your book in the US?
Both SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST and the second book, SLUG OF DOOM, should be easy enough to get hold of but my other books (including Salty Dogs) will need to be shipped internationally. My recommendation would be to use Blackwells. Other suppliers such as Amazon should be able to ship it too.
I really appreciate the extra lengths US fans have to go to get hold of the books, so thanks!
Can you do an event at my school / library / festival?
Maybe! Please do get in touch via the contact form on my events page. Though, do note that I am based in Cambridgeshire in the UK and therefore any visit that isn't easily doable within a day would incur a larger expense on your part.
How do you make your illustrations?
All my work from Turbo Bunnies onwards is created by hand on a Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablet, but everything before that involved a lot of pencils, pens, paper, and scanning before it could be coloured digitally. And everything before that involved a lot of felt tip pens and crayons.
Ketchup or Mayo?
Ketchup all the way. Mayo is gross.